The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple, Possessing the Secret of Joy, and The Temple of My Familiar now gives us a beautiful new novel that is at once a deeply moving personal story and a powerful spiritual journey.
"Food for the intellect, heart, and soul"
Author, poet, screenwriter, and outstanding member of the legendary Algonquin Round Table, Dorothy Parker was known for her quick wit, keen observations, and remarkable insight into the human condition. Regarded as brilliant, but known to be an alcoholic and often depressed, Parker's work pushes all buttons at once: humor, anger, love, pity, and everything in between.
Glorious is set against the backdrops of the Jim Crow South, the Harlem Renaissance, and the civil rights era. Blending the truth of American history with the fruits of Bernice L. McFadden's rich imagination, this is the story of Easter Venetta Bartlett, a fictional Harlem Renaissance writer whose tumultuous path to success, ruin, and revival offers a candid portrait of the American experience in all its beauty and cruelty.
Through a season of untroubled ease, the lives of five people move with a ritualized grace until, one night, a ragged, starving black American street man breaks into their house. And, in a single moment, with the perverse decision not to call for help but instead to invite the man to sit with them and eat, everything changes.
This vibrant, provocative collection from the publishers of the best selling, award-winning When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple is a compelling anthology of poems and short stories through which women candidly reveal their hidden feelings about their bodies. They delve into such compelling topics as budding sexuality, childbirth, physical strength and weakness, menopause, and aging.
Like never before, you can experience the beauty, drama, and life-changing power of the Bible. Inspired By... The Bible Experience breaks new ground in the presentation of the Bible. Unique among audio Bible productions, The Bible Experience is a captivating performance of the Bible presented by a stellar ensemble of today's top-name actors, musicians, clergy, directors, and award-winning producers.
In old tales found both in Africa and across the world, children are sometimes warned very specifically against disobedience. This story from Lesotho, retold here by folklorist Minnie Postma, is no exception.
How do we look to each other as we grow older? This uplifting collection asks men and women to answer this provocative question. The answers, in the form of evocative poetry and prose, reveal the pleasures of growing older and teach us how to remain active and proud, living out our older years to the fullest potential. You'll delight in learning how the changes that we experience in later life can provide wonderful benefits and newfound happiness.
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